Roy Elghanayan

Roy Elghanayan, the only person to be twice named Israeli Krav Maga National Champion, is recognized worldwide as the preeminent expert in authentic Israeli Krav Maga. Certified by the Israeli Defense Forces and the Military Training base Wingate Institute (Bahad 8) to teach Krav Maga in 2004, Roy’s innovations and skills have earned him the honor of being named the only representative of true Israeli Krav Maga in Los Angeles by Israel’s leading Krav Maga expert, 8th degree Black Belt Master Mati Elyashiv. While serving in the Israeli Special Forces, Roy was hand picked to create a Krav Maga Defense Tactics Program for elite units and divisions that is still in use today. He has also been personally recognized by the 18th Chief of Staff (Dan Halutz) of the Israeli Defense Forces for his abilities in hand to hand combat. REKM is a direct result of all of these achievements and his more than two decades of experience. Roy receives invitations to train at Krav Maga Academies across the world and his world famous reputation attracts students from all over the globe to come and train with him here in L.A.

In addition to continuing his training and the expansion of his own studio, Roy is also a renowned fight choreographer for film and television. He trained the Oscar nominated actress, Jessica Chastain, for her role as a Mossad agent in “The Debt.” Roy Elghanayan teaches authentic Israeli Krav Maga because he really cares deeply for the experience he can create for his pupils. From the highest quality of instruction and state-of-the-art facilities down to the cleanliness of the locker room and personal attention, Roy believes it is his duty to train what could become the next generation of Krav Maga masters. Roy would like to invite you to come into the dojo and feel first hand the experience that is exclusively REKM.

 

First sergeant, Paratrooper Roy Elghanayan

RESUME HIGHLIGHTS
  • Over 24 years of real Krav Maga experience
  • Certified by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
  • Former Krav Maga Head Instructor of Israeli Special Forces
  • Honored twice the IDF Chief of Staff Award
  • Ranked twice as the #1 Krav Maga Instructor by the IDF Chief of Staff
  • Belt/Rank-Black Belt 4th Degree/ DAN

 

REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE
Staff Sergeant, 1st Class Airborne – Marines/ Paratroopers Brigade, Israeli Special Forces

OFFICIALLY TRAINED:

Sayeret (RECON) Duvdevan – Unit 217
  • An elite special forces unit
  • Conduct undercover operations
  • A prestigious unit of the IDF
Sayeret (RECON) Matkal – Unit 262 and 269
  • Reconnaissance behind enemy lines
  • Obtaining strategic intelligence
  • Counter-terrorism and hostage rescue
Sayeret (RECON) Maglan – Unit 212
  • Israeli Special forces unit
  • Secret Missions
  • Advanced technologies and weaponry
Lotar – Counter-Terror Training School- CT Tactical methodologies
A complete Israeli combat concept, derived from real-life situations and personal experience
101st “Cobra” Airborne Battalion
  • 202nd “Viper” Airborne Battalion
  • 890th “Echis” Airborne Battalion
  • Krav Maga Chief Instructor for IDF Commando Course
  • High jack, hostage situations Training expertise

HONORS/ AWARDS
Roy Elghanayan ranked twice as the #1 Krav Maga Instructor by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff

2013
Black Belt 4th Degree / DAN
2012
Recognized as an official Ambassador of Israel Krav Maga
2011
Chosen as the official and exclusive representative of Israeli Ju Jitsu and Krav Maga in Los Angeles
2009
Black Belt 3rd Degree / DAN
2007
Black Belt 2nd Degree / DAN
Awarded as Outstanding Krav Maga Instructor of the Israeli Marines/ Paratroopers Brigade
2006
The only 2 time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion in the entire Israeli Defense Forces
Israeli Defense Forces Tournament – Krav Maga, basic level- 1st Place (unit 1)
Israel Defense Forces Tournament – Krav Maga, advance level 1st Place (Unit 2)
Chief of Staff Award for hand-to-hand combat (1st awards)
Chief of Staff Award for hand-to-hand combat (2nd awards)
Awarded as Outstanding Krav Maga Instructor of the Israeli Marines/ Paratroopers Brigade
2004
Certified as a Krav Maga Instructor by the Israeli Defense forces, Bahad 8 – Wingate Institute
Certified as a Combat Fitness Instructor by the Israeli Defense forces, Bahad 8 – Wingate Institute
Awarded as Outstanding Israeli Marine/ Paratrooper
2003
Black Belt 1st Degree / DAN
1997
Israeli Ju-jitsu National Tournament – 1st place
1995
Israeli Ju-jitsu National Tournament – 1st place